Fine fresh glitch from Tokyo with slow rhythms and melodies constantly breaking apart under the influence of sounds from the outer world
September 2, 2005
inspirated and emotional
nakamura's music is a succesfull juxtaposition of muddled percussions and wandering electrifications, particularly well-thought in "small hope", where an iterated and filtered feminine vocalization of the title makes the track deeper than it sounds. alien sounds and more constructed beats, reminding of muira puama, find place in "falling down", one of the best executed works here, with an amazing sound and great intuitions here and there. very deep sounding and amazingly succesfull marriage between hi-pitchs and all the rest. "rock'n roll" is easilly one of the best minimally rhythmic noice piece ever heard for me, a real master hit in the genre, and makes the artist directly on top of the list for my 2005 best-of. takeshi nakamura is far from obviousness and provides noticeable turnouts throughout the whole album; this is very enjoyable noise-micronoise stuff and something which will be played pretty much by my players, despite the genre-marking which may keep potential listeners far from here; nakamura happens to be rich of inspiration in the emotion EP and really push me towards expecting more from him and keeping my ears peeled on neureal.